What’s In Your Bag

Packing a vacation cosmetic bag is trickier than ever, especially if you want to carry on.


We searched for the best “regulation-sized” necessities on the market and others that multi-task. Here’s what we found, and if you like it, you can win it! Be the 30th person to email web@makeitbetter.net.

Cosmetic Bag
This jumbo zip cosmetic bag in a laminated ivory canvas is the perfect size for all of those ladylike essentials.
$40, Stephanie Johnson, Valentina, Winnetka

No need to leave your favorite fresh scent at home.
$52, .5 fl. oz, Sexy 4 Gardenia Eau de Parfum, Trish McEvoy, Blue Mercury, Lake Forest

Daily SPF 30 sunscreen towelettes—strong enough for you, safe enough for your children.
$18, box of 20, Powerful Sun Protection, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, Blue Mercury, Lake Forest

Shampoo and Conditioner
Humidity blocking, weightlessly hydrating, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner for all hair types.
$10 each, 2 fl. oz, Frizz, Sephora, sephora.com

Toothbrush and Paste
All-in-one disposable, single-use mini brushes with freshening beads. Just add water.
$5.41, Wisp, Colgate, Amazon.com

Lip Care
Stop dry chapped lips from wrecking your trip with this beeswax and shea butter combo.
$2.99, A Kiss of Moisure by Nivea, walgreens.com

Cleansing Wipes
No time for a shower? These on-the-go-wipes eliminate 99% of sweat, dirt, and oil for instantly cool, clear, refreshed skin.
$7.99, 18 wipes, Deep Clean Sport, Neutrogena, target.com

Made for all skin types, this extra gentle cleanser is packed with amino acids and antioxidants and also removes eye makeup.
$15, 1.7 oz., Soy Face Cleanser, Fresh, sephora.com

Instantly delivers optimum moisture and revives skin cells. Paraben free, 100 percent natural fragrance, and safe for all skin types, day and night.
$38, 1.7 oz., Soy Face Cream, Fresh, sephora.com

Hand Cream
Fight the dry airplane air with this high intensity hand cream from the spa that’s sweeping the nation.
$8, 1 oz., Bliss, sephora.com

(P.S. When taking products in your carry-on, don’t forget that all 3-oz. bottles of liquids, lotions or creams need to be in a plastic bag.)

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